Using an assortment of broken recording equipment, editing styles and session artists I try to capture one-off moments in time and shaping them into songs or skits. I produce all my own work but I could only do this with the help from... Jesse C, Noah B, Noel S, Tony L (PRPRT), Mike C, Benny B, Marty R, Khalil, Danseizure (Curios, Edinburgh), Varjak, Ken C, Small Colin and Koki Buchanan. I want to personally thank you all.
My inspiration for the GIGO (Garbage In, Garbage Out) RSVP trax comes from mini-disc recordings on trips to Spain, Scotland and New York. If you've listened to my tracks, you can tell they have been processed real hard, and that IS the sound i'm going for...I want them to sound as RAW as a 1-take home recording as possible...
May 25, 2007 Subject:
RADIO SCOTVOID - Garbage In Garbage Out EP
"Capture one-off moments in time." That's the mission of Radio Scotvoid, according to the blurb. And it doesn't take long to see how the Bostonian soloist's remit extends beyond the conventional arena of writing a few tunes about having an argument with your girlfriend. Through effects, distortion, moodscapes and general weirdness, the six tracks on 'Garbage In Garbage Out', are as dizzying and seductive as riding a sofa over Niagara Falls.
"Jessie Leaves Autumn" is, on the face of it, a nice bit of singer/songwriter noodling. But the vinyl fuzz, echoey off-centre sound and gloomy crooning pitch it up somewhere between Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly and Harry Connick Jr. If that track is a disturbed night's sleep, then the following "Sorry Jeff" amounts to the moment when you wake up with a start covered in sweat. Hip hop beats crash in against a frenzy of bloops and electric piano. Similarly, "Glide Away" comes on with a snowstorm of synths, keys and effects of varying degrees of ferocity, while Brutini goes a bit Brian Eno with a symphony of sonar beeps.
Extra track, "Our Options" offers a gentle welcoming ambience by comparison, as keys and guitar start off somewhere jazzy before heading into some monster chords. Nothing here, though, is as odd, scary and downright disturbed as "A Spotlight On Noah's Arc." With only background music and a few rain effects, this is a spoken story of one man's voluntary isolation. As he spends day after day alone in his apartment the cabin fever grows, the mice move in and the furniture gets nailed to the ceiling – "it was great", he says. And it is great. Like a good David Fincher movie, Radio Scot Void takes thoughts from under the carpet of life and makes you sit up and listen.